The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
January 5, 2019 Alexandra Adlawan


Here is the beginning of my list of books written by Brian Selznick.

4th Grade and Up

An orphan and a thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy train station. He desperately believes a broken automaton will make his dreams come true. But when his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.


This book is not exactly a graphic novel and not exactly a regular novel. It is something entirely original and unique.


With the artwork taking up most of the books 533 pages, this book could easily be read in a couple of hours. It took me a few days because I had school but it’s no excuse.


This is one of the few book/movies where I watched the movie first instead of reading the book first. Even though I watched the movie when it originally came out back in 2011 and read the book in 2017, I still wasn’t surprised by anything that happened in the book.

This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick said much of his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is told with illustrations – not words – because he wanted it to feel like a silent movie.


Tune in next Saturday for another Brian Selznick.


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